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  • The Verve Pipe

    published July 6, 2010

    Not to be confused with the Verve, whom most of us Yanks know as one-hit wonders, this '90s Michigan band is probably remembered as a two-hit... More >>

  • Squeeze+Cheap Trick

    published July 6, 2010

    Though they come from two different musical worlds, it's not that hard to lump them together as reliable nostalgia acts and an impressive double... More >>

  • El Guincho

    published July 6, 2010

    On one hand, you're going to see a no-frills show with Pablo Diaz-Reixa and another guy playing keyboards and singing. He offers one of the most... More >>

  • 'Northside Festival Presents Wavves'

    published June 22, 2010

    Last year, Nathan Williams seemed to be veering into Lindsay Lohan territory as his drug problems sidelined his music career and so-called 'fans'... More >>

  • Eddy Current Suppression Ring+Pissed Jeans

    published June 15, 2010

    These nice Melbourne lads started a sensation here on these shores with their second album, 2008's Primary Colours (note spelling), and... More >>

  • Dan Deacon

    published June 8, 2010

    Now back on the road after a debilitating illness, this electronic music force of nature is capitalizing on his latest and best album,... More >>

  • Warpaint

    published June 8, 2010

    Ah, you gotta love these L.A. girls who ain't grrls. They're the toast of Hollywood and you can easily see why; their sound is sunny without... More >>

  • Living Colour

    published June 1, 2010

    After living through one torturous wave of (usually white) rock-rap after another, it's a relief to have this Gotham quartet return again to show... More >>

  • Anamanaguchi

    published June 1, 2010

    These four local boys are kinda unique, as they do lo-fi 8-bit music (via video games your parents might have played) but they're also a "band,"... More >>

  • Broken Bells

    published June 1, 2010

    Whose rep comes out stronger in this supergroup duo, gadfly producer Danger Mouse or Shins frontman James Mercer? They both get some boost from... More >>

  • The Futureheads

    published May 25, 2010

    Their loopy New Wave sound that seemed so fun on their debut disappeared a bit over the last few albums. Maybe it was because that these likable... More >>

  • New York Dolls

    published May 18, 2010

    Though he's still booking an occasional show for himself, David Jo's attention has shifted back to the Dolls, which is just fine with most of us,... More >>

  • Joe Louis Walker

    published May 11, 2010

    This 60-year-old San Fran native immersed himself fully into the blues when he was in his mid-30s, and he's taken it deadly seriously since then,... More >>

  • The Lovin' Spoonful

    published May 11, 2010

    The Spooners had the bad luck to be associated somewhere between AM radio pop and classic rock, making it hard for them to be fully embraced by... More >>

  • Zs

    published May 4, 2010

    They're not quite up to Robert Pollard's prodigious output, but Brooklyn experimental troupe Zs have released about eight records since 2003.... More >>

  • Clipse

    published May 4, 2010

    Next to Lucinda Williams, what other act has suffered from label problems as much as this Virginia Beach hip-hop duo? Their nine-year career has... More >>

  • Johann Johannsson

    published April 27, 2010

    If there's some music hat that Johannsson hasn't worn, be patient because he'll soon take it up. His resumè includes labelhead, composer... More >>

  • N.E.R.D.

    published April 27, 2010

    It's understandable that Pharrell and friends space out their own dance/pop/rock artistic urges around their heavy production schedule (not to... More >>

  • Themselves+Buck 65+Odd Nosdam+Jel

    published April 27, 2010

    This impressive lineup is no less than a backpacker rap summit, not to mention a show of strength for the anticon. label. Odd's a gadfly who's... More >>

  • Ian Hunter

    published April 20, 2010

    Sad to say, ol' Ian decided not to export the Mott the Hoople reunion Stateside, leaving us raging with jealousy over the Blighty crowds who... More >>

  • Harlem

    published April 20, 2010

    Not to be confused with Harlem Shakes, this trio isn't from there either; instead they call Austin, Texas home. And how surprised would you be to... More >>

  • Brother Ali

    published April 13, 2010

    If Sarah Palin is really interested in someone inspirational who's overcome adversity, she should profile this Midwest rapper. On top of his... More >>

  • Reverend Billy & the Life After Shopping Gospel Choir

    published April 13, 2010

    Now ten years into his act, William Talen is a convincing performer; he embodies his religious garb so realistically, you'd be forgiven for not... More >>

  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club+ZAZA

    published April 6, 2010

    Now 12 years and seven albums into their career, BRMC has proved more durable than the Brian Jonestown Massacre (where one BMRC founder... More >>

  • Dorian Wood+El-Haru Kuroi

    published April 6, 2010

    Just in case you thought that Sufjan Stevens was the only arty, ambitious folkie out there, there's also the sweet-voiced Los Angeles... More >>

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